You may ask the help of a couples therapist in case your relationship with your partner has hit rock bottom. You should take note of some important factors when hiring the services of a couples therapist. Ensure that you are aware of the educational background of the counselor and make sure that the counselor has enough expertise in couples or marriage therapy. Make sure that the counselor is licensed and has been indeed certified to run a clinic. This will help you know a genuine relationship counselor who will be able to cater for your needs.
Before scheduling for a consultation with the counselor ask for referrals and recommendations from close family and friends who may have used the services of a relationship counselor before. Make sure that the counselor has a website that you can read more about the counselor and the mind of services that heshe renders. Do your own conclusive research about the counselor before you can make your decision. Go through other people’s comments and reviews about the quality of services offered by the counselor and find out whether the counselor delivers. Learn about the specializations of the relationship counselor to know whether heshe is capable to deal with your situation.
You should also consider whether the counselor offers weekend services and ask about the practice hours so that you can find time and plan your schedule. The therapist should be someone who is willing to listen and makes you the priority. The counselor should be trustworthy since this is someone who you are giving very confidential information about you. Inquire about the costs of the services so that you can be able to plan your budget. Check whether the counselor is a member of any professional organization and this will tell you about how the counselor is interested in widening the scope of their services.
Find out about the therapist’s clinic location so that you can know if heshe is within your range and is easily accessible. Find out about any achievements that the counselor has in dealing with couples. Find a counselor who will be devoted to helping you and your partner and makes it hisher priority to help you deal with your relationship problems. Apart from educational background and experience, you should also look for a therapist who has studied evidence-based therapy and has undergone training as a relationships counselor.